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More than two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation slaves in Texas learned they were free. They were the first ones to be notified and a glorious celebration broke out. "I deal with the youth a lot and the youth is our future", Lane said. I've talked to some grown people that were here today, and they didn't even know about Juneteenth.
  • 'Significant progress' made in talks between Foster & May

    'Significant progress' made in talks between Foster & May

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    Mr Drakeford added: "As John Major has said , if this turns out simply to be cash for votes, then that is a very, very undignified position for the United Kingdom government to have put itself in". She waved but did not say anything as she went into Downing Street. On Wednesday, Mr Corbyn announced that Owen Smith would be his shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland.
  • Grenfell death toll put at 30 - but 69 people are still missing

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    Asked Thursday whether the death toll might exceed 100, Cundy said "I'd like to hope that it isn't going to be triple figures". And sorrow is quickly turning to anger over whether the building met fire and safety regulations. The identities of some of the victims, including children, have emerged in local media. How many people were involved? There are a lot of courageous firefighters and police and ambulance workers.
  • GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

    GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

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    When asked how she feels about all this, she only had one answer. "He never bothered anybody that I knew of", Guetterman said , shaking his head in disbelief that someone living that close to him could do something like that. We know that he had a criminal record. The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl by the hair and threw her on the floor.
  • Cabinet Praises Trump at First Formal Meeting

    Cabinet Praises Trump at First Formal Meeting

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    Take a look at some highlights from the meeting in the video above, and in case you're interested in becoming very upset, here's a video of our previous president wishing two Cabinet members happy birthday. After a tough week and a tougher 4 months in office, #Donald Trump needed some love, reassurances, a pat on the back; call it what you will, he needed something and something he got.
  • White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson

    White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson

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    The bill also mandates sanctions for individuals involved with Iran's ballistic missile endeavors. "This bill is the first time Congress has come together since the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal, to do just that", Corker added . If the measure became law, it could complicate relations with some countries in Europe. The lower House of Representatives must still approve the bill before it would reach Trump's desk.
  • James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

    James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

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    She said her daughter and a 2-year-old grandson had moved in with the Hodgkinsons before that, and her husband may have left because he wanted "a break from it". A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the Post reports . Apparently, Hodgkinson failed to recognize Rep.
  • The woman behind Father's Day

    The woman behind Father's Day

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    He sited an example that, there is this friend of his who lives in one the foreign countries, who said their father was very supportive to them but they thought their father don't love them because he has never said I love you to them before but on the other hand their mother have been saying "I love you" to them every blessed morning and evening.
  • How might the new health care plan affect Washingtonians?

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    When Durbin expressed disbelief, Price added, "As I say, my staff has provided some technical assistance to individuals, but I haven't seen any legislative language". A spokeswoman for Grassley stressed Friday that the Senate is writing its own bill but that the senator is concerned with how people with pre-existing conditions will be treated, as well as what happens with mental health coverage.
  • Showers, thunderstorms likely during first half of the midstate's week

    Showers, thunderstorms likely during first half of the midstate's week

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    Any showers or thunderstorms would most likely hit at some point Saturday afternoon and mid-day Sunday . Can't rule out the heat of the day scattered shower/storm this afternoon and evening. Thursday: Rain. High near 65. We should be dry Wednesday , but as the mugginess returns, so will the chance for an afternoon shower or storm. Some mid-90s on the horizon: A brief but noticeable spike in temperatures is likely during the middle of next week, following Monday's front.
  • White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

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    But not without regret, I believe that the same ethics rules that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited in his Tuesday testimony counsel against Mueller's continuing to serve in the role assigned to him. If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said, a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.
  • Trump to visit Wisconsin to fill skills gap

    Trump to visit Wisconsin to fill skills gap

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    The wide-ranging executive order is created to expand apprenticeships and promote effective workforce development programs while identifying ones that do not work in order to better utilize taxpayer resources. The Labor Department's own 2012 study concluded that a job training program was ineffective for workers who have their jobs shipped overseas. There's a key difference between the Trump and Obama approaches, however: Obama wanted the government to fund training programs and help ...
  • Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

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    President Trump has announced a new executive action restoring restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba , "I am canceling the previous administration's completely one-sided deal", he announced to an appreciative crowd of Cuban dissidents in Miami .
  • Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

    Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

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    The rifle blast left possibly hundreds of bullet fragments that the doctor said will not likely be removed. Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise's condition was upgraded from "critical" to "serious" Saturday and he continued to show signs of improvement after he was shot at a Republican baseball practice.
  • U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

    U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

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    The hospital said Thursday that Scalise had improved in the past 24 hours but that his condition remained critical and he would need additional operations that would keep him in the hospital "for some time". But when Trump recognized the heroic actions of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman, the crowd went wild. He has required surgery several times since the shooting .
  • Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' special counsel Robert Mueller

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    Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I'm required to put that cause in writing. "No, senator, it is not a disqualification", Rosenstein said. "While the president has every right to" terminate Mueller , Sanders told reporters, "he has no intention to do so". That memo detailed a February meeting in which Trump allegedly pressed Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

    Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

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    The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates. He has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said. Authorities are investigating the incident but have not identified a motive. James Hodgkinson protests outside the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Illinois, April 17, 2012.
  • Fed Raises Interest Rate by a quarter point

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    The initial cap for the reduction of the Fed's Treasuries holdings would be set at $6 billion per month, increasing by $6 billion increments every three months over a 12-month period until it reached $30 billion per month. The Dow closed at a record 21,374.56, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq saw negative sessions. Home Depot and Goldman Sachs contributed most of the blue-chip index's gain.
  • Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped f

    Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped f

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    In a February meeting, Comey said, Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Mueller served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013 under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. "No, I have not", he said.
  • Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

    Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

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    Scalise and four others were shot Wednesday morning during a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game. The shooter was identified as James T. Investigators are still studying James T. Hodgkinson's social media profile and activities leading up to the attack. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep.
  • Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before baseball practice s

    Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before baseball practice s

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    Despite the shooting in Virginia, the congressional baseball game went on as planned Thursday evening. Those who knew him say they're floored by the blood shed. The latter is an invitation to people like Hodgkinson to take matters into their own hands through violence. "We try to make sure people are reasonable when doing this".
  • US Open golfer gives a heart-warming answer about friendship

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    Four years after Justin Rose ended a 43-year wait for an English victor, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood headed into the third round of the US Open at Erin Hills in a four-way tie for the lead . "I felt this is a golf course sets up really well for me, especially if I'm driving it like I did today", Johnson said. "I needed to make sure I got it up on top to give myself a chance".
  • Microsoft won't be making any money on the Xbox One X

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    It's traditionally only Nintendo who manages to sell its hardware at any sort of profit out of the gate (though the Wii U was an anomaly) there. He also said that he was spending a lot of time on Microsoft's first-party games, and that they've already "signed some things" that they haven't announced yet.
  • Missing Fitzgerald sailors found in flooded compartments

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    The 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer and the ACX Crystal , a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early Saturday local time in off Japan's Izu Peninsula, officials said. US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said three sailors were medevaced. The Navy said earlier the ship had about 300 crew on board.
  • Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russia probe

    Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russia probe

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    President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". But Trump later said in a television interview that he fired Comey at least in part because he was frustrated over the Russian Federation investigation Comey was leading.
  • Man 'shot by police after attacking them with hammer' at Notre Dame

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    It is the setting for Victor Hugo's novel, "Notre-Dame de Paris ". France creates new counter-terrorism task force after Notre Dame attack. France is under a state of emergency after a wave of militant attacks since early 2015 that have killed more than 230 people across the country.
  • European Union exerts pressure on United Kingdom; demands clarity before Brexit talks

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    May's botched election gamble has left her so weakened that her Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate inside her party, with two former prime ministers calling on her to soften her European Union exit approach. "Hammond is a pragmatist, he is business-friendly and the Treasury have done all the serious work on Brexit ", the official said. Consumers, hammered by rising prices and stagnant wages, have snapped their wallets shut in recent months.
  • No 'proof' on 'collusion' with Russians, says Donald Trump

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    The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe. USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. President Trump's legal team is zeroing-in on the relationship between former Federal Bureau of Investigation directors Robert ...
  • Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired

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    Mueller is leading the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between Moscow and Trump's presidential campaign. Mr Sessions vigorously denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US. After Mr Comey's testimony, Mr Trump said he had been vindicated because it was confirmed he had been told on three occasions that he was not under investigation.
  • Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

    Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

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    Left-leaning interest groups and critics of the House-passed health care bill (HR 1628) are pressuring Democrats to be bolder in their opposition to the measure. Friday after conversations among senators, who said they weren't happy with the bill, but they wanted to complete work on the budget to avoid a shutdown.
  • Cuba rejects new US policy, calls it 'archaic'

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    Trump is going to restrict United States citizens travel to Cuba , seeking to prevent people from going to the island as tourists , which is forbidden by law but was easily sidestepped under Obama . After his 32-minute speech, Trump then signed the Cuba travel policy directive on the stage, surrounded by Cuban exiles and supporters. But in Cuba , cutting out the armed forces means undermining the tourism sector, which is largely controlled by GAESA but also supports many small, ...
  • Blumenthal Wants Sessions' Resignation if Trump Fires Mueller

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    Speaking at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing today (June 13), Rosenstein confirmed Trump could not legally outright fire Mueller himself, and assured senators that the Justice Department has given Mueller the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation".
  • Cuban Ambassador to the US Criticizes President Trump's Policy Rollbacks

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    Henken now believes the Trump policy revisions are "between symbolic and something in the middle", with the major takeaway being that "the Obama legacy of opening to Cuba will remain". Florida is the place where all the emigres settle, and they turned to vote Trump past year. In the weeks after his election victory, Trump forcefully hinted at his plans for Cuba.
  • Britain To Hold Special Two Year Parliament Session To Tackle Brexit

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    I listened to the 10 p.m. exit polls results , which said the Conservatives had suffered a massive negative swing and Labour was the beneficiary. If the approach also makes it more hard for Labour's opponents to label the party as unpatriotic then that is no more than a useful bonus.
  • Wife Of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Speaks Out

    Wife Of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Speaks Out

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    The 66-year-old Belleville man had apparently been living out of the van in the D.C. -area for three months before the shooting, according to reports . "I just want y'all (reporters) to go away, and leave my neighbors in peace", Sue said. And she said she had no idea what exactly he was doing while he was gone.
  • Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress

    Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress

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    Congressman Steve Scalise , the most seriously wounded, is in critical condition following several surgeries. In a video report , an emotional Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home she was married to James Hodgkinson for nearly 30 years but they had been apart since March, when he moved to Washington DC.
  • London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say

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    He said police will release images and video from inside the tower tomorrow, pending the approval of Grenfell families. Though the mistakes that led to the Grenfell Tower fire weren't made on Theresa May's watch as home secretary, millions of people are bent on seeing the tragedy end her government now, political activist and social justice campaigner George Barda told RT.
  • PM May faces mounting criticism over London fire

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    British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just previous year. British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30.
  • North Korea Test-Fires Multiple Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

    North Korea Test-Fires Multiple Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

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    Drone incursions from the North have increased in recent years. Mr Roh said he believed the North was "showing off its capability with various types of missiles and demonstrating its anti-ship precision-strike ability in connection with joint maritime drills involving United States aircraft carrier strike groups".